|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1843|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 1930|
According to the History of Forest Hill and Community, Crawford County, Missouri:
'Of even greater influence than Mr. Allsman in the making of this and nearby districts was Mrs. William P. Allsman, Philena L. (Buckner) Allsman.
Her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Rohrer, kindly prepared this little biography of her mother for this publication:
"Philena L. (Buckner) Allsman was born in Clark County, Illinois, October 22, 1843 and began her teaching career when sixteen years old. She taught at different intervals after she was married and came to Missouri. She taught at
Huzzah, in the Harper neighborhood, which was her first school in Missouri, and later taught at Nixon and elsewhere. Her last school was Zion in the Crow and
Sappington neighborhood. At that time her last child was six years old. The directors had come to her to ask her to finish the term as a young girl had begun the school year but had difficulty in keeping order.
Mrs. Alsman was mother of ten children, five of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Allsman was a wonderful mother and friend to all when in need. She took a course in obstetric art in 1866 and helped many a mother during childbirth. The weather was never too cold or the night too dark for her to go where she was called. For her services as a midwife she used to charge $3.00 and she oftimes would stay a week to help care for the baby and mother and to do the housework. For these extra days the fee was $1.00.
Philena Allsman passed away April 3, 1939(sic) at the age of 86 leaving as a memorial a life of service seldom equaled in any era."'
Since she passed nearly 40 years after her husband, and since her daughter Elizabeth was nearby, Philena was buried in the same cemetery as Elizabeth's family, the Rohrers, about 10 miles from her husband.
Philena and her husband had 10 children together.
Her children who lived into adulthood were -
Aaron Allsman b: 28 Feb 1871
Andrew Calvin Allsman b: 25 Jun 1873
Winfield Scott Allsman b: 12 Mar 1875
Orville Logan Allsman b: 18 May 1878
Elizabeth Allsman b: 25 Mar 1880 (married Jacob Rohrer)
Jesse William Buckner (1820 - 1869)
Isabella Miller Buckner (1821 - 1902)
William Paris Allsman (1831 - 1892)
Aaron Allsman (1871 - 1925)*
Andrew Calvin Allsman (1872 - 1915)*
Winfield Scott Allsman (1874 - 1950)*
Isabel Allsman (1876 - 1876)*
Orville Logan Allsman (1878 - 1960)*
Elizabeth Allsman Rohrer (1880 - 1973)*
Henry Buckner (1839 - 1921)*
Martha J. Buckner (1841 - 1945)*
Philena Lucretia Buckner Allsman (1843 - 1930)
Richard Buckner (1846 - 1932)*
Richard Buckner (1846 - 1932)*
Martha Ellen Buckner Hills (1848 - 1910)*
William Wallace Buckner (1851 - 1928)*
Francis Marion Buckner (1853 - 1931)*
Charles C. Buckner (1855 - 1925)*
Sarah Isabelle Buckner McClure (1858 - 1944)**
Ida Mae Buckner Jackson (1863 - 1941)*
Maintained by: chris allsman
Originally Created by: Cindy Cornwell McCachern
Record added: Feb 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65256447
Rest, Philena, rest - your struggles are o'er.|
Added: Mar. 11, 2013